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Other Writings

Marcia Peck has been writing for over four decades. Her work has appeared in journals, magazines, collections, and newspapers. She has won several awards for her short stories.

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Marcia's fiction has appeared in Chautauqua Journal, New Millenium Writings, Gemini Magazine, Glimmer Train, 26 Minnesota Writers (Nodine Press), Tribute to Orpheus 2 (Kearney Books), three volumes of Open to Interpretation: Fading Light (Taylor and O’Neill), among others.


Marcia’s articles have appeared in Musical America, Strad Magazine, Strings Magazine, Senza Sordino, Life in the Real World: How to Make Music Graduates Employable  Common Ground,  Showcase, the magazine of the Minnesota Orchestra and the op-ed pages of the Minneapolis StarTribune.

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Grants & Fellowships

Marcia's work has been generously supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Loft Literary Center, and the Jerome Foundation, Ragdale Foundation and Hambidge Center. 


Marcia Peck’s writing has received awards from New Millenium Writings (First prize for “Memento Mori”), Tamarack Awards (honorable mention for “An Unexpected Cadence”), Lake Superior Writers’ Conference (First Prize for “Pride and Humility”), Glimmer Train (finalist for Very Short Fiction Award for “The Flavor of Borscht”), Flashquake (nomination for Pushcart Prize for “Long Distance”), MnArtists MiniStories (Winner for “Little Vladimir’s Father”), Open to Interpretation: Fading Light (Honorable Mention for “Sextet”), Gemini Magazine (Honorable Mention for “Lasting Formations”).   

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Select Works


Four string Violin

"Little Vladimir"

MN Artists, Walker Art Museum


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"The Best Seat in the House"

Minnesota Orchestra

Snowcapped Mountains

"Lasting Formations"

Gemini Magazine


"Celebrating 50 Years with the GTMF"

Grand Teton Music Festival

Black Water

"Memento Mori"

New Millennium Writings

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"Looking Back at the Minnesota Orchestra's August 2018 Tour of South Africa"

Strings Magazine

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